Stanislav Golovin

Clarinet Faculty,The University of Akron

and CIM Preparatory Division

Emil Khudyev

Associate Principal Clarinet,

Seattle Symphony Orchestra

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Ricardo Morales

Principal Clarinet,

Philadelphia Orchestra

Anthony McGill

Principal Clarinet,

New York Philharmonic

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Ayako Oshima

Clarinet Faculty,

The Juilliard School

Ismail Lumanovski

International Soloist,

NY Gypsy All-stars, The Secret Trio

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Bethany Stone 

Student-Artist, UMKC Conservatory

Eldar Hudiyev

Program Coordinator and 

Artist Relations

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Stanislav Golovin has performed as a solo, chamber and orchestral musician throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Dr. Golovin is the Assistant Professor of Clarinet at The University of Akron School of Music. Stanislav is a Gold Medal winner of the prestigious Ima Hogg Houston Symphony Young Artist Competition. He has performed with The Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony, Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, Youngstown Symphony, CityMusic Cleveland, Blossom Festival Orchestra, Britt Festival Orchestra, Sunriver Music Festival Orchestra, and others. He has played under the baton of Franz Welser-Möst, Gustavo Dudamel, Alan Gilbert, Hans Graf, John Williams, Manfred Honeck, David Robertson, Paavo Järvi, Lionel Bringuier, Giancarlo Guerrero, to name a few.

        Stanislav Golovin has won numerous awards and competitions, including the Darius Milhaud Performance Prize Competition, the Wagner College Young Artist Competition, the Tuesday Musical Scholarship Competition, National Young Artist Competition of Uzbekistan, International Jewish Young Artist Competition, the Fine Arts Award in Clarinet at Interlochen Arts Academy, and the Cleveland Institute of Music Concerto Competition.

        Dr. Golovin is currently on faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music’s Preparatory and Continuing Education Division. He has also taught at Interlochen Arts Academy. Dr. Golovin has presented masterclasses at University of Washington in Seattle, at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, the University of Iowa, the University of Missouri in Columbia, Kansas State University, and others. Dr. Golovin received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in clarinet performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music and his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in clarinet performance from the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance. His primary teachers have included Franklin Cohen, Jane Carl and Nathan Williams.

        As a Buffet Crampon USA Artist/Clinician and Vandoren Performing Artist, Dr. Golovin performs exclusively on Buffet Crampon clarinets and Vandoren reeds and mouthpieces.

Emil Khudyev  joined Seattle Symphony as the Associate Principal Clarinetist in 2017. Prior to joining the Seattle Symphony, Emil has performed as the substitute player with orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and The Cleveland Orchestra. Emil Khudyev served as the instructor of clarinet at the Interlochen Arts Academy from 2014 to 2017. Prior to this position, he served as the acting Associate Principal/Second and E-flat Clarinet of the Kansas City Symphony. Emil was named as the first prize winner of the Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition.

       Emil has won numerous competitions and awards, including the Yale Chamber Music Society Competition, the Tuesday Music Club Competition the Yamaha International Competition, the Cleveland Institute of Music Concerto Competition, the Glenn Miller Competition, and the 2004 Detroit (Bohemian) Concerto Competition. Emil was the first clarinetist to win The Harvard Musical Association Foote Prize Award, and was also a recipient of the Yale School of Music’s Prestigious Thomas Daniel Nyfenger Award for Outstanding Achievement and Leadership in Music.

       Emil participated at Tanglewood Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, Colorado College Music Festival, International Clarinet Festival, Sarasota Music Festival and Interlochen Arts Camp. Emil has played under the world’s leading conductors including, Ricardo Muti, Herbert Blomstedt, Michael Tilson Thomas, Peter Oundjian, Kurt Masur, John Williams, Krzysztof Penderecki, to name a few.

       Born in 1986 in Turkmenistan Emil is the youngest of three siblings. Emil followed his older brothers’ steps and began his musical training. He attended the Interlochen Arts Academy, where studied with Nathan Williams. Emil received his Bachelor of Music degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music, his Master of Music degree at Yale University and his Artist Diploma at Colburn School. Emil’s teachers have included Franklin Cohen, David Shifrin and Yehuda Gilad.

Anthony McGill  is  one of classical music’s most recognizable and brilliantly multifaceted figures. He serves as the principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic — that orchestra’s first African-American principal player — and maintains a dynamic international solo and chamber music career. Hailed for his “trademark brilliance, penetrating sound and rich character” (The New York Times), as well as for his “exquisite combination of technical refinement and expressive radiance” (The Baltimore Sun), McGill also serves as an ardent advocate for helping music education reach underserved communities and for addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in classical music. He was honored to take part in the inauguration of President Barack Obama, premiering a piece written for the occasion by John Williams and performing alongside violinist Itzhak Perlman, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and pianist Gabriela Montero.

        McGill’s 2019-20 season includes the premiere of a new work by Tyshawn Sorey at the 92Y, and a special collaboration with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato at Carnegie Hall. He will be a featured soloist at the Kennedy Center performing the Copland concerto at the SHIFT Festival of American Orchestras with the Jacksonville Symphony, and will also perform concertos by Copland, Mozart, and Danielpour with the Richmond, Delaware, Alabama, Reno, and San Antonio Symphonies. Additional collaborations include programs with Gloria Chien, Demarre McGill, Michael McHale, Anna Polonsky, Arnaud Sussman, and the Pacifica Quartet.

        McGill appears regularly as a soloist with top orchestras around North America including the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, Baltimore Symphony, San Diego Symphony, and Kansas City Symphony. As a chamber musician, McGill is a favorite collaborator of the Brentano, Daedalus, Guarneri, JACK, Miró, Pacifica, Shanghai, Takacs, and Tokyo Quartets, as well as Emanuel Ax, Inon Barnatan, Gloria Chien, Yefim Bronfman, Gil Shaham, Midori, Mitsuko Uchida, and Lang Lang. He has led tours with Musicians from Marlboro and regularly performs for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. Festival appearances include Tanglewood, Marlboro, Mainly Mozart, Music@Menlo, and the Santa Fe, Seattle, and Skaneateles Chamber Music Festivals.

        In January 2015, McGill recorded the Nielsen Clarinet Concerto together with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic, which was released on DaCapo Records. He also recorded an album together with his brother Demarre McGill, principal flute of the Seattle Symphony, and pianist Michael McHale; and one featuring the Mozart and Brahms Clarinet Quintet with the Pacifica Quartet that were both released by Cedille Records.

        A dedicated champion of new music, in 2014, McGill premiered a new piece written for him by Richard Danielpour entitled “From the Mountaintop” that was commissioned by the New Jersey Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, and Orchestra 2001. McGill served as the 2015-16 Artist-in-Residence for WQXR and has appeared on Performance Today, MPR’s St. Paul Sunday Morning, and Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. In 2013, McGill appeared on the NBC Nightly News and on MSNBC, in stories highlighting the McGill brothers’ inspirational story.

        A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, McGill previously served as the principal clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera and associate principal clarinet of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. In-demand as a teacher, he serves on the faculty of the Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute of Music, and Bard College’s Conservatory of Music. He also serves as the Artistic Advisor for the Music Advancement Program at the Juilliard School, on the Board of Directors for both the League of American Orchestra and the Harmony Program, and the advisory council for the InterSchool Orchestras of New York.

 
 

Ricardo Morales  is one of the most sought after clarinetists of today. He joined The Philadelphia Orchestra as principal clarinet in 2003 and made his solo debut with the Orchestra in 2004. He previously served as principal clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. During his tenure with that ensemble, he soloed at Carnegie Hall and on two European tours.

        He has also been a featured soloist with the Chicago Symphony, the Cincinnati Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony, the Seoul Philharmonic, the Columbus Symphony, the Memphis Symphony, and the Flemish Radio Symphony. In addition, he was a featured soloist with the U.S. Marine Band, “The President’s Own,” with which he recorded Jonathan Leshnoff’s Clarinet Concerto, a piece commissioned for him by The Philadelphia Orchestra. Mr. Morales has been asked to perform as principal clarinet with the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, and, at the invitation of Sir Simon Rattle, the Berlin Philharmonic.

        An active chamber musician, Mr. Morales has performed at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, the Seattle Chamber Music Summer Festival, and with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

Mr. Morales’s debut solo recording, French Portraits, is available on the Boston Records label. His recent recordings include performances with the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio; the Pacifica Quartet, which was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award; and of the Mozart Concerto with the Mito Chamber Orchestra (Japan).

        A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Mr. Morales began his studies at the Escuela Libre de Musica along with his five siblings, who are all distinguished musicians. He currently serves on the faculty of Temple University and is visiting professor at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.

Ayako Oshima is a winner of numerous international competitions including the 55th Japan Music Competition in Tokyo, the Winds and Percussion Competition in Japan, and 3rd Prize winner in the 17th International Jeunesses Musicales Competition in Belgrade, where she also received the Golden Harp award given to the favorite of the audience and critics, is one of the most popular clarinet soloists in Japan. She performs on a regular basis both in recital and in concerto appearances with orchestra, highlights of which have included performances in Osaka, Nagoya, Kobe, Tanuma, at the Casals Hall, Kioi Hall, and Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo, and with the Hiroshima, Osaka and, most recently in a gala concert featuring the Bernstein Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs, with the NHK Symphony.

        Ms. Oshima is quite active in chamber music festivals. Festivals at which Ms. Oshima has appeared include the Kuhmo Festival in Finland, the Festival Consonances in France, the Sarasota Summer Music Festival, and Chamber Music Silicon Valley.

        Ms. Oshima was a founding member of L’Art Respirant, one of the first new music ensembles in Japan and also was a member of the noted ensemble, Contrasts Quartet. She has been involved playing historical instruments since 1991 and as a member of the acclaimed period instrument ensemble,Mozzafiato, she has recorded several CDs for the SONY Vivarte label. Other labels for which she has recorded include Toshiba EMI, Victor Japan, Naxos and Bridge. She recently released Bel Canto: music for two clarinets for the Aurora label.

        In addition to her performing career, she maintains a high profile as a teacher and is on the faculties of The Hartt School, the State University of New York at Purchase, and the Juilliard School. She has also served on the juries of the Japan Music Competition, the Japan Winds, Percussion International Competition, and the Jacques Lancelot International Clarinet Competition. Ms. Oshima has founded and is the Director of the Kita Karuizawa Music Seminar which attracts clarinet students from all over Asia and has become the most important clarinet seminar in Japan. With her husband, Charles Neidich, she has written a book on the fundamentals of clarinet technique for the publisher, Toa Ongaku Inc. and writes a monthly column on music and the clarinet for Pipers Magazine. In 2011, she founded the all female Clarinet Ensemble, NY Licorice Ensemble.  NY Licorice Ensemble already has released two CDS, is in the process of releasing their 3rd. They have performed throughout Japan and in New York and have been featured on NHK television.

 
 

Ismail Lumanovski, the extraordinary clarinetist is a musical force of passion and dynamic virtuosity. Already of international distinction, Lumanovki has launched a major career as a soloist, chamber musician in both classical and cross-over repertoire. His synergistic blend of natural talent and training combines the spirit of folk music with the discipline of classical music.

        Lumanovski’s performances throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Korea and China have received critical acclaim. Taking the stage in countless venues including: Rathaus (Vienna), Carnegie Hall (New York City), SummerStage (New York City), Salle Pleyel (Paris), Emirates Palace (Abu Dhabi) American University (Dubai), Expo 2012 Yeosu (Korea), Kartaj (Tunis), Meb Sura Salonu (Ankara) Kenedy Center (Washington), Peter Jay Sharp Theatre (New York), Beijing Concert Hall (Beijing), Berklee Perfomance Center (Boston), Luzerner Saal (Luzern) and Severance Hall (Cleveland), Lumanovski has mesmerized audiences across the globe. He is proud to have participated in the New York début of the Carter Clarinet Concerto with musicians from New Juilliard Ensemble and the Lucerne Festival Academy with Maestro Boulez.

        He is the winner of numerous competitions including: 1st prize of the 23rd, 24th and 25th Clarinet Competition of Macedonia, The Juilliard Clarinet Concerto Competition, the International Young Artist Competition in Bulgaria, the National Folk Music Competition in Macedonia and the Andreas Makris Clarinet Competition in Colorado. Additionally, Lumanovski received the “Fine Arts Award” twice at the Interlochen Arts Academy. Most recently, he took 1st prize at the Arriaga Chamber music competition.

His performances have been widely reviewed. The New York Times wrote of his work under Pierre Boulez, “the soloist — the brilliant, fearless young clarinetist Ismail Lumanovski — aligned himself with various instrumental contingents of the large ensemble”.

        Born in Bitola, Macedonia, Lumanovski started playing the clarinet at age eight. His United States debut performance of Weber’s First Clarinet Concerto in Interlochen, Michigan was in 2002. He holds a Bachelor of Music Degree and Master of Music Degree from the Juilliard School of Music in New York. He studied with Charles Neidich and Ayako Oshima. While at Juilliard Mr. Lumanovski has been a recipient of the Satterhwaite Scholarship, the Benjamin and Hadassah Michtom Scholarship and the Martha Dwight Douglas Memorial Scholarship.

       Professionally, Lumanovski has had the privilege to perform with innumerable extraordinary musicians and orchestras including: Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, The Berklee Middle Eastern Fusion Ensemble, New Juilliard Ensemble, World Youth Symphony Orchestra, The Palestine Youth Orchestra, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra, Marcel Khalife, Al Di Meola, Husnu Senlendirici, Selloane Nkhela, Zulfu Livaneli etc. Lumanovski is also a master improviser and performer of Macedonian, Turkish and Gypsy music and is presently touring with the renowned New York Gypsy All-Stars, playing throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. T

 
 

Bethany Stone along with her family, moved to the United States in 2011 from the United Kingdom, where she was born and raised. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in clarinet performance from The University of Akron in May 2020. Upon her graduation, Bethany was awarded the Outstanding Undergraduate Woodwind Award that had been given to one student each year. Under the instruction of Dr. Stanislav Golovin, Bethany has had a multitude of opportunities that have helped her grow as a person and musician. She has performed in masterclasses for professional clarinetists: Boris Allakhverdyan, Franklin Cohen, Jonathan Cohler, Yao Guang Zhai, Jane Carl, and Mark Dover.

        During her time at The University of Akron, Bethany was a member of chamber groups such as: Shiva reed quintet, clarinet quartet, clarinet choir, and woodwind quintet. She was also principal clarinetist of the Wind Symphony and The University of Akron Symphony Orchestra.

        For two years at The University of Akron, Bethany worked on the undergraduate band staff for the band department, as well as led the game day staff for the marching band. Bethany was an active member of the UA Clarinet Studio, and was President of the NorthEast Ohio Clarinet Association throughout her last year. Bethany has also spent the past two summers working at Solon High School’s band camp as the clarinet, instructor, where she has gained valuable teaching experience.

        Bethany was accepted as a graduate student by The University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory, where she will begin her Master’s degree in the Fall of 2020. She hopes to obtain her Master’s degree, and then Doctorate, to one day teach a clarinet studio at the collegiate level as well as continue to perform.

 

Eldar Hudiyev is a native of Turkmenistan and earned his master degree in Violin Performance at the Boston Conservatory. Mr. Hudiyev has been a winner in numerous musical competitions. He enjoys an active performance career as a solo, chamber and orchestral musician and has been presented in numerous stage, radio and television appearances in different countries, including USA, Russia, Turkmenistan and Ukraine. His performances were met with positive critical acclaim. Mr. Hudiyev has performed solo engagements with the Fort Smith Symphony, West Texas A&M University Orchestra, University of Oklahoma Orchestra, Turkmen National Symphony, and Turkmen Chamber Orchestra. He has been an active member of the Bellingham Festival of Music Symphony, Amarillo Symphony, Fort Smith Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of Indian Hill, Turkmen National Symphony Orchestra, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and other orchestras. He has been numerously held Concertmaster, Assistant Concertmaster and Principal Second violin positions.

        Among many, he has performed chamber music with the Amarillo Chamber Music Society, the Encore String Quartet, Interlochen Faculty String Quartet, Boston Conservatory Honors Quartet the Bellingham Festival String Quartet.

Mr. Hudiyev served as Concertmaster with the President Niyazov Violin Ensemble, has collaborated with multiple renown classical and non-classical musicians, and has performed for many heads of state, including the presidents of Russia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and France.

        Before moving to Austin, he was engaged with the San Jose Opera Orchestra, Berkeley Symphony, Santa Cruz Symphony, Monterey Symphony and Ensemble Monterey. He was Program Director of Youth Music Monterey County and served on the music faculties at the Orchestra in the Schools program and the Home Charter School in Monterey.

        Eldar studied with Catherine Van Hoesen, Lynn Chang, Felicia Moye, Victor Danchenko, Robert Lipsett, Annie Chalex, and Zinaida Akhmedjanova. Eldar Hudiyev currently performs on a 2016 Tetsuo Matsuda violin, generously provided on loan by Mr. Matsuda.

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